The Kidney - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483228266, 9781483266510

The Kidney

1st Edition

Morphology, Biochemistry, Physiology

Editors: Charles Rouiller Alex F. Muller
eBook ISBN: 9781483266510
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1969
Page Count: 536
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The Kidney: Morphology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Volume II provides a comprehensive information of the kidney under normal and pathological conditions, as revealed by physiological, biochemical, and morphological studies. This book focuses on the developments in the investigation of renal structure and function, particularly on the molecular and subcellular level. Organized into seven chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the various methods and applications of the explantation of the embryonic kidney. This text then examines the different experimental glomerular diseases by describing certain morphologic features of reaction of the glomerulus to injury. Other chapters review the various data concerning spontaneous tumors and tumors caused by various agents, including hormonal, chemical, viral, or physical. This book discusses as well the pathogenesis, histopathology, and bacteriology of experimental pyelonephritis. The final chapter explains the practical significance of the role of viruses in kidney disease. This book is a valuable resource for biochemists, pathologists, morphologist, physiologists, pharmacologists, and clinicians.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Contents of Other Volumes

1. Expiants of Embryonic Kidney: Techniques and Applications


I. Explanation Techniques

II. The Differentiation of Kidney Primordia by Culture Techniques

III. Application of the Techniques to Organotype Culture of Tumors

IV. Cultures of Embryonic Organs Associated with Mesonephros


2. Experimental Glomerular Diseases

I. Introduction

II. Hypersensitivity Glomerular Diseases

III. Glomerular Abnormalities due to Freund's Adjuvant

IV. Naturally Occurring Glomerular Disease

V. Glomerular Disease due to Colloidal Materials

VI. Glomerular Alterations Resulting from Intravascular Coagulation

VII. Glomerular Lesions Produced by Microorganisms or Products of Microorganisms

VIII. Glomerular Abnormalities Produced by Radiation

IX. Glomerular Abnormalities Produced by Cortisone

X. Glomerular Disease due to Renal Vein Occlusion

XL Glomerular Lesions in Experimental Diabetes

XII. Glomerular Lesions due to Miscellaneous Toxins

XIII. Renal Amyloidosis

XIV. Summary of Pathogenetic Mechanisms in Experimental Glomerulonephritis

XV. Possible Relationship of Experimental Models to Human Glomerular Diseases


3. Experimental Kidney Tumors


I. Spontaneous Kidney Tumors in Animals

II. Kidney Tumors Caused by Virus

III. Kidney Tumors Caused by Chemical Agents

IV. Kidney Tumors Induced by Hormones in Hamsters

V. Radiation-Induced Kidney Tumors

VI. Conclusion


4. Experimental Pyelonephritis

I. Scope of This Review

II. Pathogenesis of Pyelonephritis

III. The Renal Lesion in Experimental Pyelonephritis

IV. Pyelonephritis and Hypertension

V. Summary


5. Erythropoietin

I. Definition

II. Historical Summary

III. Methods of Assay of Erythropoietin

IV. Purification and Nature of Erythropoietin

V. Erythropoietin Production and Regulation of Erythropoiesis

VI. Relation between Endocrine Glands and Erythropoietin

VII. The Mechanism of Action of Erythropoietin

VIII. Metabolism of Erythropoietin

IX. Site of Production of Erythropoietin

X. Clinical Aspects


6. Experimental Renal Toxicity

I. Introduction

II. Toxic Changes of the Kidney


7. Kidney and Viruses

I. Introduction

II. Viruria

III. Inclusion-Bearing Cells in Urinary Sediment and Their Significance

IV. Nephropathy Accompanying Known or Suspected Virus Infections

V. Viruses and Renal Transplantation

VI. General Comments on Viruses and Kidney Disease

VII. Susceptibility of Kidney Cells to Virus in Vitro and in Vivo

VIII. Viruses and Cancer of the Kidney


Author Index

Subject Index


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